Patrice Scott plays his debut San Francisco performance at You Are Hear with support from Aybee, Conor, Jason Kendig, and Escape Art on Friday, Dec. 9, at Public Works. 10 p.m., $10-$15.
With a discography that only dates to 2006, Patrice Scott is one of Detroit's unsung heroes. As a DJ who traces his lineage to such luminaries as Ken Collier, The Electrifying Mojo, and Ron Hardy, the Motor City native has been slinging records in his hometown since the early '80s. Despite this long relationship with Detroit techno, Scott remained relatively obscure until he founded Sistrum Recordings and began producing tracks. Those releases, which include such contemporary classics as "Atmospheric Emotions," "Beyond Deep," and last year's "Analog Dreams," all show off Scott's unique ability to create layered sonic structures that skirt the line between house and techno in a way that's unique to Detroit.